damaged hair


A friend of mine is over, and we were talking and she was complaining about how her hair is so damaged/dead, mostly from dying it, plus I think her extensions that she glues in is doing damage too.
I cant for the life of me remember what I used to use in my hair when I went through an over-bleaching phase.. I keep it short-medium, so it gets trimmed before it gets damaged from colouring. Anyways, she's threatening to shave her head, and I kinda like her hair lol.

I used to use this stuff, I believe it was called bio-silk, and from what I remember I think it worked pretty good. Any other (not too expensive) recommendations for uber dry/damaged hair?
Aug 01, 2011 @ 01:17 am

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There are no products that can reseal damaged hair - all they can do is make your hair appear healthier and fuller.

What she needs is a really good cut and to stop with the extensions. Tell her to splurge on a great stylist and get a fun short cut she can maintain while her natural hair grows back in. She should also consider using a different hair colouring product. If she has less than 50% gray hair, she should stick with a semi-permanent colour. If she can afford to, she should get her dye done by a professional.

Other than that, investing in a highly moisturizing shampoo/conditioner, reducing the # of times she washes her hair weekly, and avoiding/reducing the heat styling should all be beneficial.

I have recently been using Dove's Nourishing Oil Care Conditioner which I love, but Herbal Essences' Hydralicious line is also a good drugstore brand for shampoo/conditioner.
Aug 02, 2011 @ 10:02 am

I go through the same problems all the time!

Bio-silk works temporarily, but I've found it's made my hair slightly crunchy over the years. I've used this extremely thick conditioner that proves to work REALLY well. (I'm talking about the ones that come with those hair dye packages, and is inside a toothpaste-resembling tube).
Aug 02, 2011 @ 10:07 am


There are tons of options, such as Moroccan Oil, and Moroccan oil leave in conditioner, Pantene leave in hair mask, etc. You can find a lot of reviews on this site too.

I think a very cheap and effective way to fix damaged hair is to use hair oils such as coconut oil or avocado oil, stuff you can find in your corner indian grocery store. They cost about $2 - $4 and are extremely effective at repairing damaged hair. Just put liberally on your hair at night and leave it. Next morning shampoo and shower off. She should notice the difference after the first use.
Aug 02, 2011 @ 10:11 am


I used to have the same problem and I started to use a great hair product and
now my hair is very healthy, the dryness and damage is gone and I'm very happy
with the results. It's Pro Naturals Moroccan Oil Hair Treatment with Heat
Protector, it gently smoothes the hair, reduces Frizz and helps prevent heat
damage, plus leaves hair healthy, shiny and resilient. I totally
recommend it :)

Aug 02, 2011 @ 12:32 pm

product for extensions maybe...?

I'll definitely pass on the product info, thanks guys :-)
I'll mention about the extensions, but unfortunately I highly doubt she'll stop using them. She's transgendered, and she still gets insecure about the idea of having short hair. (she feels it makes her look too boy-ish) She's been trans for only 2 or 3 years now, she's pretty young (like 19 or 20 I think) so no grey hair issues for a long time yet at least lol. :P
I'll mention the idea of using clip ins for the time being though, maybe that'll help.

On that note... if anyone knows of any product thats good for extensions (human hair, not synthetic) let me know and I can pass that on too :-)
Aug 03, 2011 @ 04:09 pm
Ali de Bold

Agree with Mamaluv

Mamaluv said everything I would say. Clip extensions won't look as natural but they certainly won't cause the damage that the glue ones will. An oil is also a nice way to give your hair a treatment, whether it's Morrocan Oil, another similar product or even Olive oil, but it's not going to reseal the ends as Mamaluv mentioned. It's a nice thing to do for your scalp and the overall sheen of your hair though.
Aug 03, 2011 @ 04:36 pm

vitamins and morracan oil

This is problem that sometimes comes from the inside out!...YES WE DAMAGE our hair
everyday with the blow drys and flat irons as well as hair products im guilty as sin myself!! but ive noticed that when i get into my regular routine of taking my vitamins( i take biotin omega 369 as well as a multi) and drinking plenty of water not only does my hair grow better but its also has a better shine to it.Regular trims are a great move also i try to trim evey 6-8 wks
As for products Morraccan Oil...LUV IT ! just amazing i use the whole line the hair mask evey 2 wks 10 min in the hair and its silky soft again...Good luck!..I hope this helps
Aug 06, 2011 @ 12:38 am

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